Belgians Do It All!
Stud Dog Class at 2014 Belgian Sheepdog National Specialty with good friend Melody Jensen and Dancer in the center with sons Trio on left and Elvis on right. Didn't realize until I received this picture that Melody and I were so color coordinated!
Belgian Shepherds consist of 4 varieties: Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael), Belgian Tervuren, Belgian Malinois, and Laekenois. I am partial to the long-haired black Belgian Sheepdog (Groenendael) variety. For those of you unfamiliar with the Belgian Sheepdog, be sure to check out the Breed Standard page for information.
Belgian Sheepdogs are not the right dog for every home. They are a highly active, highly reactive breed and typically do not make good couch potatoes. They want a job to do to keep their active brains busy and require a lot of exercise. They are NOT good apartment dogs. While Belgian Sheepdogs are typically less intense than their cousins the Belgian Malinois, they share many traits. They can be barkers, chewers, diggers, and suspicious of strangers. So if you are thinking of getting a Belgian of any variety, you should probably read this evaluation of suitability to get an idea of what may be in store for you if you take a Belgian into your home:
If you are looking for a special Belgian Sheepdog puppy, I welcome your inquiry as I sometimes have older puppies available for sale. My 2014 litter will be my last litter for several years because I only plan a litter when I need a puppy to show. After 2 litters of NINE puppies each, I have several show prospects now! Please check out the Litters page link to the left to see information and pictures of the previous litters if you are looking for a Belgian Sheepdog or for information on past litters.
We live on 40 beautiful acres in West Central Missouri, about 45 minutes SE of Kansas City. My Belgians share my home with me and have large fenced paddocks for exercise during the day with access to heated/air conditioned rooms. Belgian puppies are raised underfoot with plenty of stimulating toys, exercise equipment, and love.
(Please be sure to include "Belgian Puppy Inquiry" in the subject line so you don't end up in my spam folder!)